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Locals graduate AASU

Several residents of Bryan County graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University during the spring 2007 commencement ceremony held on May 5. President Thomas Z. Jones awarded diplomas to over 600 graduates in the college of arts and sciences, the college of health professions, the college of education, the school of computing, and the school of graduate studies.

Susan Stone, associate of arts; Laura Armstrong, associate of science in dental Hygiene; Tyler Prieskorn, bachelor of arts chemistry; Jessica Martinez, bachelor of arts in English; Troy Berry, bachelor of arts in economics; Amanda Simerly, bachelor of arts in economics; Heather Smith, bachelor of arts in economics;

Tiffany Bueno, bachelor of arts in history; Megan Herbert, bachelor of arts in political sciences; Brandice Shineflew, bachelor of arts in Spanish; Alison Bell, bachelor of science in applied physics; Mary Jane Donaldson, bachelor of science in biology; Nicholas Hatala, bachelor of science in mathematical sciences; Ross Jorgenson, bachelor of science in mathematical sciences; Sherrell Olliff, bachelor of information technology; Robin Olesky, bachelor of science in criminal justice; Meagan Zike, bachelor of science in criminal justice;

Kimberly Young, bachelor of science in nursing; Melissa Ivy, bachelor of science in radiological sciences; Shelley Morris, bachelor of science in respiratory therapy; Gay Wilson, bachelor of science in education in early childhood education; Susan Beamer, bachelor of health science; Sarah Brown, bachelor of health science; Michelle Molpus-Robertson, bachelor of health science; Stephen Rossi, bachelor of liberal studies;

Sharon Smith, bachelor of liberal studies; Chris Adams, master of education in early childhood education; Dominic Garofalo, master of education in middle grades education; Meagan Brower, bachelor of arts in theatre; Sarah Perry, bachelor of arts in theatre.


VSU announces dean's list

The following area students have been named to the Spring 2007 dean’s list at Valdosta State University. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work. Grade point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.

Danielle Love Williams of Pembroke; Kimberly Diane Clapham; Erin Kay Duede, Aaron Richard Eilenfield, Ashley Renee Greening, William Lee Henderson, Amanda Nicole Orvin and Jessica Lea Wyatt, all of Richmond Hill.


Tucker graduates VSU

Ashley Heath Tucker of Richmond Hill is a spring 2007 graduate of Valdosta State University. Tucker earned a bachelor of general studies.


Alejandro on dean's list at GT

Hector Alejandro of Richmond Hill made the dean's list for spring semester 2007 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Undergraduate students earning a 3.00 or higher academic average for the semester gain the distinction of being named to the dean’s list at Georgia Tech.


Locals make GCSU dean's list

The following local students were named to the Georgia College & State University dean’s list for spring semester 2007.

Richmond Hill: Meredith Fox, Mariana Biering, Drew Cota, Cameron Ellis, Justin Goolsby, Kristen Hall, Kevin Hixson, Maggie Lemonds, Michael Milligan, Haley Rice, Elizabeth Scully, Andrea Trankle, Haley Reese,

To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.2 on 12 or more hours of work attempted for the semester and have at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.


Estill, Streat, Tapper graduate

Coastal Georgia Community College held its 42nd Commencement Exercise on May 4. The 2006-2007 graduating class was the largest in the college’s history. A total of 412 degrees and certificates were conferred. U.S. Representative Jack Kingston was the commencement speaker.

Bryan County graduates are as follows: Sharon Estill, associate of science in nursing; Christy Streat, associate of science in clinical lab technology; Judith Tapper, technical certificate of credit, patient care technician.

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